• Project Coordinator

    Job Locations US-VA-Manassas
    Job ID
    Standards Research Center
    Posted Date
  • Overview

    Founded in 1925, ATCC is a non-profit organization with a mission to acquire, authenticate, preserve, develop, standardize, and distribute biological materials and information for the advancement and application of scientific knowledge.  

    The Project Coordinator is responsible for supporting project and program teams in the coordination, implementation, execution, and completion of specific projects and initiatives ensuring consistency with SRC business needs, company strategy, commitments and goals. This Project Coordinator is primarily responsible for driving the acquisitioning and accessioning projects to expand the biological resource center of research materials that are desirable for the scientific community. The incumbent will be expected to research, identify and source materials for internal and external customer needs for new and improved cultures, technologies, reagents, etc., that will provide expansion and profitability to ATCC’s already established collection. The incumbent will actively support and comply with all ATCC corporate policies and procedures. A Project Coordinator understands the scope and expectations of assigned projects and has responsibilities and accountabilities related to those projects. The Project Coordinator will serve as a point person for assigned projects and will manage relationships internally and externally with project stakeholders. The position actively supports and complies with all ATCC corporate policies and procedures..


    1. Supports project and program teams in the initiation, planning, execution, control and completion of specific projects and initiatives.
    2. Develops and maintains detailed project requirements, documentation and schedules.
    3. Identifies, reviews, prioritizes, and updates potential targeted acquisitions to ensure identified materials meet market and science needs by providing value-added products to current collections.
    4. Stays current on new developments in science and technology. Monitors product introductions of key market competitors.
    5. Researches and communicates with the scientific community to identify source(s) of targeted acquisition, including institution/organization with rights to provide material.
    6. Works with others to complete research and development to ensure successful production, testing, and marketing of acquisitions, along with communicating with external sources during this process if necessary.
    7. Manages activities efficiently and effectively to meet program timelines and performance requirements.
    8. Coordinates and participates in Project Team Meetings.
    9. Files all project documents as appropriate.
    10. Is responsible for tracking project changes as agreed on with management.
    11. Understands and assists in development and execution of process flows in ATCC business environment.
    12. Serves as a member of matrixed project teams to meet the scope, goals and needs of the projects within a determined budget and defined operational processes.
    13. Serves as a liaison to ATCC functional departments, contractors, clients, and others for relaying requirements for design, maintenance and enhancements of ATCC processes.
    14. Develops and uses strong skills in the use of ATCC’s ERP systems, Sharepoint Systems, Quality Documentation Systems and Project Management applications for the management of SRC projects.
    15. Performs other ancillary duties as assigned.


    Education and Experience:


    A bachelor’s degree in a science, business or related field is required. 3-5 years of experience with process analysis, projects, and/or laboratory operations is required. Prior experience in project teams is a plus. Prior experience in the areas of microbiology, virology, and ISO compliance is preferred.


     Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Organization and developmental skills
    • Time management skills with ability to function in high throughput setting to meet project needs
    • Ability to understand process flows and operational systems to meet the defined requirements of the busines
    • Leadership qualities
    • Excellent team skills
    • Ability to resolve conflicting situations
    • Computer or technical knowledge
    • Effective problem solving skills
    • Ability to explore data, discover patterns, and find meaningful relationships, anomalies as well as trends
    • Project Management and Microsoft Project experience
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

    ATCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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